With the rest of his fur plastered down, those long eyelashes really stand out!
Alfie loves to wander leisurely around the yard snuffling when it rains...even when it's really pouring. He doesn't mind getting wet at all. He'll even stick his head under the down spout where the water is gushing off the roof...funny to watch! Everything must smell better to him in a rain shower. I know for sure one thing that smelled very interesting to him in the rain today: a dead bird. Actually what happened was, I saw him with something under a big bush...thinking it was a toad (despite their nasty venom/poison/whatever, he still likes to pick them up)...I asked him to "fetch" it to me. When he got closer I could see...EWWW, SOGGY DEAD BIRD and involuntarily let out some exclamation about how disgusting it was! Now Alfie was all set for me to PRAISE him for bringing it and when I reacted negatively his tail went down and he started to back off, like, "Oops, never mind, I'll just keep this since you don't want it and I do!" I caught myself just in time, squelched the gross-out feeling, and put on a big show of how HAPPY I was, decomposing birds are AWESOME, and GOOD BOY, FETCH IT!!! ...Which brought him cheerily indoors where he dropped it happily and lay down for a nice treat! What a good dog, he got lots of liver in exchange for the deceased, which was hastily double bagged and put out in the trash...no pictures, I'll leave that to your imagination!
Such a thankless job I have!
Mom keeps all my best finds to herself!
As a tropical storm meanders across the state, I understand the rain's not going anywhere soon...we'll definitely have to go for a walk in it this afternoon, a good training challenge!
Can I come in and roll on the rug now? Pleease??